THP 001: Finding your way back from chronic illness with jennifer ellis-schuetz
Happiness can essentially be boiled down to three key things; Something to do, Someone to love, & Something to look forward to - Dr Gordon Livingston
Jennifer Ellis-Schuetz is a holistic health coach who uses a functional medicine approach to helping her clients recover their health.
As we discuss in this episode, Jennifer had a monumental struggle with her health, a battle that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and more than 15 years of her life.
She has a background in education and combines this with various health/life coaching methods she has learned as well as functional medicine to help her clients back to health.
- Today's Guest
In this conversation, Jennifer talks about a fateful trip she took with her sister to South America. The consequences for her and her sister are devastating and heartbreaking but ultimately life changing... for the better.
CONNECTING WITH JENNIFER
Health Mind Vibrant Body
- TOPICS Discussed
*You can click on a time to go to that section in the audio
1:50 – How a trip to Central America led to many years of chronic health issues
5:10 – The symptoms that would lead to years of a long health struggle
11:30 – Some of the conditions that Jennifer was diagnosed with; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Interstitial Cystitis.
12:50 – A treatment with an integrative doctor that cost well over $200, 000…
17:25 – How removing a 20 cm cyst from Jennifers liver led to huge improvements in her health and resolved the Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
21:53 – The next health event that led to a complete and utter breakdown on all levels
25:45 – How Jen started to unravel the complicated health picture that had developed as a result of many years of sickness and drug therapy
27:18 – The importance of addressing physical stressors while working on the emotional/spiritual plane
33:45 – The stress chronic illness can put on a relationship
38:15 – The philosophy that Jennifer’s father passed on to her that has become the underpinning of her life and practice.
41:45 – The way in which Jennifer works with her clients and the reason why she prefers a package approach to working with her clients
47:00 – The way Jennifer layers her treatments
51:45 – The functional tests that Jennifer uses in her practice
56:35 – Jennifer’s health these days
- RESOURCES MENTIONED